5 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts for Active MomsSaturday, November 5, 2016
I have a guest post today from the amazing Tiffany Watts of Dilesia, a website for newbie and experienced cooking and baking enthusiasts. She's written a drool-worthy post of 5 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts for Active Moms to help you feel your best while keeping up with the kids!
That’s why it is important to include whole foods that are rich in healthy fats and proteins which sustain your normal function throughout the day and keep your blood sugar balanced. Just a couple of days incorporating these breakfast meals in your schedule and will feel the change in your active mom life!
Each one includes healthy, varied ingredients that are easy to find and do your body good. Some of them are easily packed as to-go snacks, too. All of them are also super quick to make, involve no fuss around the kitchen, and are open to creative experimentations.
Here is your breakfast fix for the week!
1. Quinoa with Chocolate Mousse
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 handful of cranberries
- 1 hand of coconut flakes
- ½ avocado
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. honey
1. Blend avocado, cocoa powder, and honey.
2. In a jar or a bowl place quinoa on the bottom.
3. Spread blueberries and coconut flakes over.
4. Pour the mousse and finish with the cranberries.
2. Poppy Seed Pancakes With Vanilla-lemon Pear Compote
- 1 free-range eggs
- 4 tbsp. coconut milk
- 4 tbsp. poppy seed
- 4 tbsp. gluten free flour
- 1 pear
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- zest of ½ lemon
1. Place egg, milk and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Add the poppy seed and flour and stir until a thick batter.
3. Grease a pancake pan with 1 tablespoon of coconut butter and pour the batter into 5-6 small pancakes or one whole. Cook to 1 minute, flip and cook for one more. Remove from the pan and place in a serving dish.
4. Rinse and cube pear. Put cubes in a small saucepan with a tablespoon of coconut oil, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Cook at low heat for 3-5 minutes until the pears are soft and tender.
5. Serve on top of the pancakes.
3. Healthy Egg Salad
- 1 free-range egg
- ½ avocado
- 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
- 1 handful of sprouts
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- salt, pepper
1. Boil the egg as you like – hard or soft boiled.
2. Rinse the spinach. Heat a small pan with the olive oil and add the spinach. Season. Stir for 1 minute until it loses its volume. Remove from heat.
3. In a plate place the spinach, half an avocado, and the sprouts. Slice the egg and put it on top.
4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
4. Raspberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup raspberries
- 100 ml coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. protein powder
- 2 tbsp. hulled hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. coconut flakes
1. Rinse the raspberries and put them in a blender.
2. Add milk and pulse until combined.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
4. Pour into a breakfast bowl and sprinkle the seeds and flakes.
5. High-fiber Banana Nut Cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 pureed banana
- 50 ml espresso
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and add the banana, olive oil and espresso one by one.
2. Stir well and then add the walnuts. Mix well until the texture has a delicious golden brown color.
3. Bake the cookies by making small balls and pressing them into thin cookies (remember they are going to double in height).
4. Place them on baking paper and bake in a preheated oven (180ºC) for 20 minutes.
5. When baked place on a rack to cool completely.
Here are your 5 delicious breakfast meals that are nutritious, energy-boosting, and most importantly, they taste amazing! You can easily adapt any of them to your own taste by adding your favorite spices, fruits, and veggies.
Don’t be afraid to experiment, but do try some of these as they are very good for your body. You need your energy, and with these ideas, breakfast can be both nourishing and delicious!
Are you a busy mom? Do you find your energy lagging by midday? What do you think of these dishes? I love to read your comments!